Italian Donuts Are The Bomb

Donuts, deep-fried rings or spheres of dough that can be enjoyed glazed or filled.  While Homer Simpson’s most sought-after sugar fix appears to be a classic North American confection, variations of this dessert seem to span the globe.  For example the syrup soaked and coconut covered Koesister of South Africa; the fluffy egg-white sphere filled with…

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The Scoop On Ice-Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. It’s the  summer time staple that seems to appeal to all ages, faces and races. For its simplicity, it also offers such complexity. Have you ever wondered what the difference is between ice-cream and gelato, or, sherbet and sorbet? For a foodie like me, this…

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A Birthday Toast to Nutella

“To rejoice in, or have special festivities to mark a happy day or event”.  This is the definition of celebration and this is exactly what many chocolate lovers globally will be doing on May 18th, to honor the birth date of perhaps one of the world’s most beloved spreads, Nutella. What was created during World…

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Moscato: Hot Wine Bling

*Image from gallofamily.com “It’s a celebration — clap clap bravo.  Lobster and shrimp and a glass of Moscato.”(Drake) These lyrics from the Canadian hip hop superstar sent sales of Moscato wine sky rocketing in 2009 making producers of the sweet drinking wine raise their glasses in cheer.  So celebrated in fact, that the Gallo Family…

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Having My Cake and Eating It Too!

For the last few years I have been a little unconventional with my celebratory confection and have set my birthday candle atop (or in the near vicinity of) cake pops, donut towers, cheesecake and even macaron pyramids rather than the conventional chocolate or vanilla layer cake.  While it’s enticing to experiment, there’s something to be…

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Diana’s Oyster Bar & Grill is Making Waves

Diana’s Oyster Bar & Grill quietly set sail and chartered new territory opening its second location in December of 2015.  Waiting for winter storms to pass they made waves with their recent grand opening celebration, treating everyone in attendance with an incredible catch. The festive atmosphere featured live music, an official welcome from Markham Mayor,…

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